We are asking for AI rationale that can be used to improve operations, or attribute liability. This effort is doomed to failure, and may lead to greater problems.
One result of increased AI integration will be increased empathy for robots. This transformation has potential upsides and risks.
“Why would a Russian oil company want to target information on American voters?” Chris asks in the article. Cambridge Analytica claims to have 4000-5000 data points on 230,000,000 U.S. adults.
Skilling-up for an AI-powered world involves more than science, technology, engineering and math. As computers behave more like humans, the social sciences and humanities will become even more important. Languages, art, history, economics, ethics, philosophy, psychology and human development courses can teach critical, philosophical and ethics-based skills that will be instrumental in the development and management of AI solutions.
Prior to 2016 there was little press with occasional hype about artificial intelligence. Somewhere in the last two years we… Read More
Is it unreasonable for us to want more from the AI-inspired — something more than, for example, a robot that can get up off the ground, and recover from being hit with a club?
I have an expectation that machine consciousness will emerge unexpected, unsought, and perhaps undetected.
Web artificial intelligence (AI) evolution is driven, in part, by the evolution of the web. Daniel Dennett, in his recent… Read More
A Guest Blog Post from: Victoria A. Hailey, CMC & Katherine Bennett, (standards development leaders in IEEE). On 28 September 2017,… Read More
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Heather M. Roff and Peter W. Singer  strikingly identify a problem for the next American president in the form… Read More
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“Alexa, tell me, in your own words, what happened on the night in question.” Actually the request is more like,… Read More
The powers of big data, AI/analytics, and subtle data collection are now converging to a future only hinted at in Orwell’s 1984.